The ridiculous amount of hype Overwatch gets at Kotaku (seriously it seems like every day now and how long ago did the game launch?) makes me never want to touch it. The last game I played that was this hyped up was Mass Effect 2 and it made me wonder if the general populace’s expectations on plot and gameplay are actively marching backwards. In fact I’d value an efficient multi-media device more than a game console, so I guess I’m one of those casual gamers killing off the “real” gaming market now? Sorry?
EDIT: Also the thing that really unimpresses me is what I percieve to be the attitude, from those in video game journalism *coughKOTAKUcough* to even the game developers themselves who seem to be wanting to have their cake and eat it too with look at how feminist our game is because it has female characters! Also look at how sexy our female characters are! Look we’ll even prove it with in-game pornography!
I’m also really sick of how it seems like every single patch and update to Overwatch is a major news item (yes I know they do this for a lot of games, but the obsessive fanboy-ism is one of the things that turned me off from gaming completely).